Food: Advertising

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st June 2022.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to restrict advertising for foods that are high in fat, sugar or salt to help reduce obesity.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Restrictions on the advertising of products high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) on television before 9pm and paid for advertising online will be introduced on 1 January 2024. This will supplement existing restrictions on HFSS advertising during children’s and other programming of particular appeal to children.

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